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Feeling and Finding The Correct Diagonal in the Trot

Feeling and Finding The Correct Diagonal in the Trot

Landing on the correct diagonal can be hit and miss for many riders. Let’s face it, there’s a chance you’ll get it right 50% of the time! And while most riders are pretty well versed on their diagonals in the trot… It’s ‘feeling’ the diagonal that causes confusion. Trotting has a two-time beat. The 1,2,1,2,1,2,1,2,1,2 that you experience and feel…

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Using Your Body to Effectively Influence the Canter

Using Your Body to Effectively Influence the Canter

What this episode is all about & how it can help you:- Understand the difference between being influenced and doing the influencing Being able to ‘roll’ with the canter first How feeling the reach of your seat is the start of understanding your influence The part your legs and hands play What happens when you get into canter with your…

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Weight Aids & Seat Bones for Turning & Bending

Weight Aids & Seat Bones for Turning & Bending

The bend is approaching and you begin preparing both you and your horse to ride straight and accurately through the turn. However, as you ‘shift’ your seat bones into ‘position’ your horse begins, well, almost side stepping… The further you get through the turn, the further your horse is from the path you had planned; in fact, he has derailed…

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The Correct Diagonal In Trot

The Correct Diagonal In Trot

There you are, happily trotting around the arena, delighted at the fact that you can ‘post’ correctly; until someone goes and bursts your bubble by pointing out that you are on the wrong diagonal…  “Sit for two” they shout your way…  And you’re thinking ‘Come again?’! What is the Diagonal in the Trot? Being on the correct diagonal is to…

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